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. and the most unlikely love couple of all in d.c., john mccain and lindsey graham got together to -- well, to say a lot of ignorant stuff. let's begin with john mccain's clip if we can. dan, this is john mccain on -- john mccain by the way who voted to approve condoleezza rice as secretary of state. talking about susan rice. here's the clip. >> susan rice should have known better and if she didn't know better, she's not qualified. she should have known better. i would do everything in my power to block her from being the united states secretary of state. she has proven that she either doesn't understand or she is not willing to accept evidence on its face. >> john: that was the man who thought sarah palin was qualified to be president talking about someone who doesn't understand. now not to be outdone senator lindsey graham, the most interesting of all southern republicans i would say came out a few hours later and took a break from his momentarily bouts of sanity to say this. >> die trust her in two ways. if she didn't kn
. every time you hear lindsey graham or somebody saying we've got to stop this, let's keep in mind -- >> bill: they did it. >> part of it. the bush era tax cuts were put in place for only ten years because they didn't want -- they didn't think they could get the 60 votes to extend them permanently. that created this -- a good part of the tax aspects of it. the same thing was true with the payroll tax expansion. they demanded a one-year cut to the end of the extension. there, they happened because of the deal on the debt ceiling last year. >> it came out of mitch mcconnell's office. harry reid went along with it. mcconnell voted for it. john mccain who is a big critic of the defense part of the sequester, it was he voted for it. paul ryan voted for it. so you know, i'm not saying democrats are blameless here or don't deserve some of the responsibility but the idea that republicans are washing their hands and saying this is a white house ploy is completely wrong. >> bill: i was at the white house friday when president
a consensus. it sounds like schumer and graham will be working on some kind of plan. >> bill: our numbers are so short. one of the first things george w. bush did was put in an immigration reform package in front of the republicans and congress killed it because the talk show hosts went crazy with amnesty. remember that. >> oh, yes. >> bill: big protests. and trent lott and others just -- had just dropped it. >> i think they feel now they have no choice. they either do it or they're done. >> bill: so think progress is going through the other things on your site. has your name on it. texas megachurch pastor. >> oh, boy. you know you're in trouble. robert jeffers what's his latest? >> this is a guy you'll remember, at the voter summit back in 2011 was a big rick perry supporter. we saw rick perry romney fight in the primary. introduced him. and said after to reporters including think progress that mormonism was a cult. that real christians have a real choice in this election. between rick perry presumably
rumbling on that topic. >> bill: the phrase i see a lot today is broken brand. lindsay graham was one of them. schmidt and stevens said we have to look at this republican party and our outreach when you look at, for example president obama getting 93% of the black vote. 71% of the hispanic vote. 55% of the female vote. 60% of the young vote. isn't this -- let's say to be polite, this conversation is going to be taking place within the republican party if not a real war right? >> yes. it could be a conversation. it could be a war. it could be be something in between. here's my sense of it right now. presently. i think the first thing republicans have to ask themselves a threshold strategic question which is separate from outreach. do you want to be a presidential party or do you want to content yourself with being a house majority party? and possibly competitive in senate races? now, that's a strategic choice you could make. you could say look, we have the 2010 census redistricting. we have a certain number of seats.
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